Australian superstar Sam Kerr has yet to win yet another prestigious football award after being recognized by her peers for her achievement.
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Chelsea striker Sam Kerr both scored remarkable doubles as they were named England’s Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year, having each won corresponding awards from journalists. sportsmen.
Salah topped a poll of his fellow players ahead of Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, who had won the previous two years and was again a key member of the Manchester City squad that won the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool for a only point.
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Salah was named PFA Player of the Year for the second time, having previously won in 2018, after a season in which Liverpool won both the League Cup and the FA Cup, also making it to the Champions League final where he lost to Real Madrid.
Egyptian striker Salah finished as Premier League top scorer alongside Tottenham’s Son Heung-min with 23 goals.
“It is a great honor to win a trophy, individually or collectively,” Salah said.
The 29-year-old, who confirmed he will expire his Liverpool contract next season while remaining non-binding on his future at Anfield beyond 2023, added: “This is a really good win, especially as it was voted for by the players. . “
Salah was also named Footballer of the Year by England’s Football Writers’ Association in April, with Kerr, 28, winning the equivalent women’s award.
The Australian was rewarded again after her 20 goals made her the top scorer in the FA Women’s Super League, with the striker helping Chelsea complete a domestic brace.
she scored two stunning goals in the last league game of the season against Manchester United to take Chelsea to the title before scoring another double in the FA Cup win over Manchester City.
“It’s a huge honor, I think, every time you get voted on by your peers,” Kerr said.
“I think it’s the highest honor as a player, so it’s an incredible feeling.”
Originally published as ‘Highest Honor’: Sam Kerr wins yet another award